The plastic bricks are back as Lego once again comes to the big screen, this time in the Ninjago series of bricks.
The story follows Lloyd, Dave Franco (21 Jump Street, Now You See Me), who is the son of evil warlord Garmadon, Justin Theroux (American Psycho, The Girl On The Train).
Lloyd is shunned by the city of Ninjago for being the son of Garmadon though the city doesn’t know he is also the green ninja who, along with the other ninja’s, regularly saves the city from Garmadon’s attacks.
In reality, the story matters not one bit, it’s simply a way to inform us that we shouldn’t judge people, yet they do it in the most saccharine way possible.
It’s amazing how, in just three movies, the Lego films have gone from; surprisingly very good, to one of the worst movies I’ve seen. The first film was fun, funny, it made fun of itself and movies that they are now making, movies like this!
The Lego Ninjago Movie is just bad on all fronts. Only Theroux and Jackie Chan as Master Wu come away with anything approaching dignity intact.
You want to know how many people it takes to make a movie this bad? It takes three directors, six people to write the script and seven people to create the story!
Seven people to come up with the story. If you decide to watch it, not something I’d recommend, keep in mind that it’s taken that many people to come up a way of saying don’t judge a book by its cover in an hour and 41 minutes!
The film is a mixture of the Lego animation we’ve seen previously, with some live action pieces at the start, the whole film is supposed to be Chan telling a story, and some completely odd and shoehorned in visuals, as if you’ve just flicked over to a Japanese TV channel mid-way through.
Then there’s the cat. That’s right, not a Lego cat, I mean, who’d put a Lego cat in a Lego movie, right? No, this is an actual cat, that just walks around destroying the Ninjago city.
On this evidence the people behind the Lego movies have completely run out of ideas or lost the plot, perhaps both.
Whichever, they’ll back in 2019 with a sequel to the first Lego movie, because, well, money. It is a massive shame that this franchise has gone down the pan so quickly when it start on such a high.
Everything, is absolutely not, awesome.